New Delhi: You must have heard the name of Roopkund lake in Uttarakhand and you may have gone here. But now an international team of scientists has made a disclosure about this lake. He says that this mysterious Roopkund lake in Uttarakhand has a special cemetery from the eastern Mediterranean, which came to the Indian Himalayan region 220 years ago.
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, these scientists have said that the skeletons found in Roopkund Lake belong to a genetically highly specialized group of people who died in at least two incidents in a span of a thousand years. Had gone. The occurrence of large number of skeletons from time to time in the Roopkund lake, situated at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level on the Himalayas, surprised the scientists. Due to the skeletons scattered here and there around the lake, it is also known as 'Skeleton Lake' or 'Mysterious Lake'.
At the same time, the researchers found that the history of this place is even more complex than it was imagined. Kumarasamy Thangaraj, from the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, says that mitochondrial DNA of 72 skeletons showed that several different groups were present there. Furthermore, their radiocarbon dating revealed that not all the skeletons were of the same time, as previously thought. However, it was not told what these people came here for and how they died here.